B. Tech - Civil Engineering is an undergraduate programme. It is one of the oldest professional engineering disciplines that deal with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like bridges, roads, canals, dams, and buildings. It is traditionally broken into several sub-disciplines including environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, municipal or urban engineering, water resources engineering, materials engineering, coastal engineering, surveying, and construction engineering. Civil engineering takes place on all levels in the public sector, and in the private sector.
The duration of the course is four years spread across eight semesters. The programme has been designed to create a highly skilled construction and project management professionals who fully understand the plannning, designing, estimating, execution and maintenance of structures. It even combines transportation infrastructure, that encompasses roads, airports, railways, docks and harbors, lifeline structures like bridges, dams, canals and structures of water supply and sanitary units.
Civil engineers are employed in all the major construction projects carried out by the state or central government, the railways, private construction companies, military, engineering services, consultancy services etc. Civil engineering graduates can also go in for research and take up teaching or they can open their own independent consultancy services. There is a high demand for experienced civil engineers in developed countries. Typical job profiles - Senior Design Engineers – Civil, Group General Managers – Civil, Technical Officers - Civil Engineering, Civil Engineer Foremen, Jr. Civil Engineers - Site Supervisor, Store Assistants, Store Keepers, Civil Engineers – Transmission and Civil Engineers - Project Coordinator.